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Baumgartner Hot Springs

By coolsen - Posted on 20 March 2017

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  • Site # 21
  • GPS Coordinates: N43.6025 W115.0709
  • Elevation: 4920 feet
  • Benchmark Page: 63
  • Benchmark Coordinates: F8
  • Ride Difficulty: 2



Baumgartner Hot Springs - Baumgartner Campground is situated alongside the South Fork Boise River, 11 miles from Featherville, Idaho. Aside from excellent fishing, hiking and off-road vehicle riding opportunities, the campground features Baumgartner Hot Springs, where visitors can enjoy soaking in the pool while admiring the scenic natural sevng. The campground is nestled beneath towering ponderosa pines at an elevation of 5,200 feet. The gentle South Fork Boise River runs along the site, offering beautiful scenery and recreation. A variety of wildlife is commonly seen in and around the campground, including deer and moose. The campground's main draw is Baumgartner Hot Springs. The 101-degree water is piped into a large concrete soaking pool. The pool is open during daylight hours and is drained, cleaned and refilled daily.

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 Fun ride up after work.  Found out the camp area was closed!

Posted by rScherzer on 2017-06-23 07:36

 Once you get passed mountain home is a lot of fun. Pine is a nice little town, I would recommend stopping to eat up there.


The campground was closed for contruction but we snuck in. Had to hike about half a mile but it was worth it.

Posted by crane550 on 2017-06-26 20:14

I don't think the campground will be open this sumer, maybe in the fall.  They have a lot of work to do by the looks of it.  The hot spring is still open but you must walk in.  the pool was full of folks over the holiday weekend so I didn't soak.  They were nice enough to take a pic for me!

Posted by thesprocket26 on 2017-07-08 08:44

This photo was taken July 20.  The Baumgartner Campground is closed (locked gate) about 1/2 mile from the hot springs, so we took this photo along Nfs-227 along the South Fork Boise River across from the hot springs.

Posted by coolsen on 2017-07-25 15:18

 Across river looking at the closed campground.  Not so high spirited as some who hiked in.  Was there last fall for nice early morning dip.

Posted by AGHill on 2017-08-12 14:45

 The campground is closed and it was to hot to walk the 1/2 mile to the empty tub

Posted by shutterman on 2017-08-12 19:04

Taken August 12th 2017 on Shuttermans group ride. 

Posted by rwhopp on 2017-08-15 23:53

8/12 on Shutterman's ride.

Posted by BoiseMike on 2017-09-01 16:29

Trent Holderness and I left after work on a Friday for Baumgartner HS. Took the Mayfield road to Sun Valley highway (plus some after missing a left hand turn).  We camped at the primitive campground while Baumgartner is being remodeled.  Had a nice soak in the HS before turning in for the night. Then on to Easly HS in the morning.

Posted by gmountai on 2017-09-11 20:42

Special Ed @ Baumgartner Hot Springs

Posted by Special Ed on 2017-10-08 09:59

Enjoyed a nice relaxing dip in the pool. What a great way to wind down from a long day of riding. Camped at the lower camp ground with Gary Mountain.

Posted by Trent on 2017-11-01 23:18

Gary-Baumgartner Hot Springs

Posted by Gary on 2017-11-28 15:15